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Speaker: Anne Wilkes Tucker, The Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography, MFAH
Manfred Heiting began his professional life as a designer, a skill notably employed in his exhibition and book design for the 2011 MFAH presentation Helmut Newton: White Women. Sleepless Nights. Big Nudes. Initially, Heiting’s work on a marketing campaign for the Polaroid Corporation’s SX-70 camera brought him in contact with not only the major 20th-century photographers, but also new talent. In 1978, he began to collect their work. Over the next 25 years, his collection grew to more than 4,000 images, with a range from one of photography's inventors, William Henry Fox Talbot; to Polaroids by Helmut Newton; to radical experimental and conceptually diverse contemporary photographers.
During this illustrated lecture, Anne Wilkes Tucker considers the photographs in Heiting’s collection acquired by the MFAH in 2002 and 2004, adding both depth and breadth to the Museum's photography holdings. A reception follows.
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$5 MFAH Members
$8 Nonmembers + Museum admission
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